), the name of several kings of Bosporus under the Roman empire, who are known to us almost exclusively from coins.
The first king of this name may have been of Thracian origin, for the name is undoubtedly Thracian.
The name of the Thracian kings appears under the form of Rhascuporis, both on coins and in the best writers, while on the coins of the kings of Bosporus we always have the form Rhescuporis. (Eckhel, vol. ii. pp. 375-377.)